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reFresh: Contemporary Vegan Recipes From the Award Winning Fresh Restaurants Paperback – April 30, 2007
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I am so glad I bought this book.
The recipes are relatively simple and make you feel great - they are jam packed full of fresh veggies, grains, nuts, and seeds. I made the Green Goddess Rice Bowl, expecting it to be your average, run of the mill, boring brown rice topped with steamed greens, but MY GOD! The tahini sauce on the rice played beautifully with the "Simple Sauce", which was drizzled over the steamed bok choy, kale, broccoli, and chard; the sunflower seeds added a hint of crunch, and the pickled ginger gave it just the right amount of sweetness. The Singer's Saving Grace Juice is also amazing, and my best friend - a singer - swears by it. I am so glad that I bought this book, it is easily one of the best I have ever encountered.
Also try these books: RAWvolution and Vegan with a Vengeance
I was wrong, and am so glad I bought this book! This is the best vegetarian cookbook I've ever used. I am a novice cook, so recipes that are easy to follow (no assumptions) and that are actually tested are important. With a few exceptions (for example, what quantity of dried soba noodles makes 8 cups cooked?), I haven't been disappointed.
I started off making the veggie broth - when you have 10 cups of fresh broth, you start looking for things to use it in! My favourites from the soups section are Sweet Potato and Coconut, Tuscan White Bean with Pesto, and the Marrakesh Curried Stew.
I bought some soba noodles recently and decided to try the Khao San Soba noodle recipe - it is easy and fabulous! We've also made the Buddha Rice Bowl, Marinated Tofu Cubes (these keep well in the fridge and can be used in a variety of recipes). The Thai Peanut Sauce makes a lot, but thankfully I found some other recipes on the internet to use it with (Chinese Peanut Salad).
The main drawback is that I loved the first few recipes I made so much that I wanted to keep making them and didn't explore the book further. While not everything I've made is a favourite, I have been diving into the book more, and I'm really enjoying what I'm discovering.
Don't be put off by this book if you aren't vegan - you will not notice or miss the absence of eggs or dairy products in these recipes. If you're a vegetarian wanting to go that extra step towards a vegan diet, this is a great jumpstart!
Fantastic! Thank you, Ruth Tal.
But don't think that the smoothies overshadow the food in this cookbook, because that is certainly not the case. Even if you don't own a juicer you will find plenty of recipes worth making.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It doesn't get any fresher than this. This book makes it deliciously way to be vegan/vegetarian. I highly recommend this book.Published 4 months ago by Brent Lore
I turned vegan a little over a year ago, and cannot believe it took me this long to find this book! originally got it from the library, loved all the recipes so much had to keep... Read morePublished on February 23, 2014 by jenny lukasik
My husband is vegetarian (not vegan) and I eat fish/seafood. I'm always looking for interesting options to add to the standard items I make for dinner. Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by Sharon
Not what I expected, there are no formal recipes other than a few basic recipes you use over and over in other ways. Lovely book to look at but not added value.Published on May 31, 2013 by Sandra
My only negative is that the recipes are fairly labor intensive, but to make something extra special, this is it.Published on April 25, 2013 by Jane
Easy to follow recipes. I love the photos (always helps to know what a dish is supposed to look like!)Published on April 21, 2013 by L-A
Favorite foods from our favorite restaurant. Delicious and easy to follow. It's my absolute go-to cookbook. Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by Meemo
I can't believe they don't charge more for this book! This year I have purchased about 6 vegetarian/vegan cookbooks that had 30+ rave reviews prior to this one but this one beats... Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by S. Hannan
I have many vegeterian, vegan and raw food recipe books, and this is a very nice addition to my collection. Read morePublished on October 7, 2011 by Halo